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Do we have your attention? We certainly hope so!
In a nutshell, three Bible translating organizations have removed references to the Father, the Son and the Son of God in their latest Arabic translations~to avoid offending Muslims.
One example that has been given is of an Arabic translation of Matthew 28:19…baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost (KJV), which has been changed to read, “…Cleanse them by water in the name of Allah, his Messenger and his Holy Spirit,”
The reason these changes are so dangerous is that Islam does acknowledge Jesus the Man, but does Not recognize the Divinity of Jesus Christ. They claim that Mary (Maryam) was a Muslim, and Jesus is one of the greatest of God’s prophets and messengers~a trusted hadith states:
Abu Hurairah (ra) narrated that Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him, said, “By the One in Whose hand is my self, definitely the son of Maryam will soon descend among you as a just judge, and he will break the cross, kill the pig and abolish the jizyah, and wealth will be so abundant that no one will accept it, until a single prostration will be better than the world and everything in it. (Sahih al-Bukhari)
For Bible Translators to bow before Islam is more than a disgrace~it is demeaning the Bible and Jesus Christ in favor of Islam by accepting the Islamic language over the True Word. Once this takes hold, where will the church be? Already there are more mosques than churches being built and Islam is the fasting growing “religion”
in the world. The politically correct, multi-culti pandering of the secular left has left a dark void~and Islam is quickly taking control and filling it in with Sharia Law.
We are in a time of persecution for all faiths, save one~Islam. Through threats and terror Christianity, Judaism and every other faith group are slowly being suffocated. All over the middle east (Except Israel) Islam has declared its majority rule and everyone else must bow to their growing demands.
Think back over the past few years~every visible sign of Christianity is being removed~no Nativity scenes, a Christmas Tree is now a Holiday Tree, the Ten Commandments can no longer be posted in public places (ie. courthouses in America), the Lord’s Prayer is banned, and don’t forget the nurse in the UK who was told she could no longer wear her tiny gold cross around her neck~all because it is “offensive to Muslims”.
Yet, Muslim nurses are being given leave to wear full burkas, in Yorkshire England, hospital nurses were ordered to stop all medical work five times every day to move dozens of Muslim patients’ beds so they face towards Mecca, and provide fresh bathing water before the prayers, so that Muslims have “a more comfortable stay in hospital”. There is a plethora of taxpayer-funded training programs to ensure that everyone is familiar with the workings of the Muslim faith. Sniffer~search dogs are either banned from Muslim areas, or must wear special “Muslim Booties” so as not to offend and security cameras are not allowed in Muslim dominated areas~we could go on ad infinitum…
Christian prayer is banned in schools and public buildings but special prayer rooms, foot baths and toilets are installed to accommodate Muslims, while in Canada teachers even lay out prayer mats every Friday in the school cafeteria so Muslims can have prayers (all other children are banned). Burkas (of course) are allowed even in situations where they are a safety hazard, halal food is forced on everyone (they rarely even label it as such anymore~it is just there), Muslims working in shops refuse to handle alcohol or pork, and guide dogs are banned in taxis, buses and other public transport~among other things. What has happened to our world?
We urge you to visit the site, BiblicalMissiology.org
to read their Fact Check response to Wycliffes’ comments
on why they made the changes. They also produced a Fact Check (pdf)
file that is a must read. They sought input from current and former staff of these agencies, global pastors, translators, linguists, missiologists and theologians with significant experience on the issue.The sixteen page PDF Fact Check
can be downloaded from their site.
Please do go to their site, read their summary download the PDF~Read it Carefully. Some examples documented from Fact Check:
produced Stories of the Prophets, an Arabic Bible that uses “Lord”
instead of “Father”
instead of “Son.”
produced a Turkish translation of Matthew, distributed by SIL
, that uses “guardian”
consulted on the Bengali Injil Sharif, which translated “Son”
and “Son of God”
as “God’s Uniquely Intimate Beloved Chosen One”.
Denying any aspect of the Holy Bible in favor of “Islamic Wording” is the first step to forfeiting your faith. There is no half way in Islam. By using their wording, you are moving towards Islam, and they are tightening the noose around your neck. There is no political correctness in Islam!
You can go to the site Change.org
and Sign The Online Petition
asking the translators return the Bible to its original words.
But there were false prophets also among the people,
even as there shall be false teachers among you,
who privily shall bring in damnable heresies,
even denying the Lord that bought them,
and bring upon themselves swift destruction…2 Peter 2:1